Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. But he gets double crossed. So he wants the tape back. Written by
Henrik Madsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fairly groovy, though tamed end to the Streetfighter trilogy
Oddly, by this sequel, Takuma Tsurugi is no longer the pulverising machine of the first two but an almost heroic figure. Granted he's still pretty much a mercenary, but he doesn't pound the tar out of everybody like he used to and there's only one or two grisly bits. He's more just a cool amoral hero and he gets pitted against some interesting foes. There's a bird calling man who the film maker's try to make out is better than our hero, a laser wielding mariachi and the divine Reiko Ike as a gangsters sister. Also the pretty Etsuko Shiomi appears fighting ably on Tsurugi's side. The film is not short of fighting and has a decent plot too. Unfortunately this does not have the impact of the first two. The fight scenes seem more contrived, the choreography less inspired and the final foe is a little weak. I had a swell time with it, maybe because I really like Japanese cult films and martial arts, but it was still a tiny bit disappointing and certainly not such a good idea to take away Sonny Chiba's wild brutality. Still, definitely recommended if this sort of thing appeals.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?